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: still to come on the newshour: the faa's decision to examine the boeing 787 dreamliner; the buzz on cutting edge technology; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the death toll in a double bombing on a billiards hall in pakistan rose to 86 today. shiites were the target, and today some people refused to bury their dead in protest, demanding the government protect them better. the twin bombings were the worst in a series of attacks yesterday that killed a total of 120 people. in syria, rebel fighters captured control of a major air base in the northwestern part of the country. they seized helicopters and other weapons at the taftanaz base in idlib province. it's the largest military site they've taken so far. meanwhile, in geneva, u.n. envoy lakhdar brahimi met with u.s. and russian diplomats in a search for a political solution in syria. he said later that prospects appear grim. france intervened in mali today to stem an offensive by islamic rebels linked to al qaeda. within hours of arriving, the french launched a
now, the boeing 787 is not exactly living the dream. it instead after years of delays, the most technologically advanced airliner has hit some bumps. monday, a fire ignited on board the airplane in boston, and there's been an oily, problems with the brake system, and a cracked a cockpit window. today it was announced the faa would review the airplane, but the authorities stress their belief in its safety. are these just bumps to the road or part of a big problem? joining me earlier, i spoke with paul, who is an expert in aviation. thank you very much for coming in. there is a mixed message from the u.s. regulators. they say the airplane is safe, but they are reviewing its safety. what do you make of that? >> i think the faa wants to assure the public this airplane has met the standards. they're putting together a team to look at it. none of these events look connected. any new aircraft faces these kinds of problems often. when the 777 was introduced, it had problems. it has flown 17 years without a fatality. the 1-380 had cracks in its wings, a very serious on contained engine f
thinks it will take. now to another nightmare for the dreamliner appeared in another of the boeing 787's is being cancelled, this time to break problems occurred this is the third incident in two days. it has raised safety worries about the aircraft. here's a report from new york. >> in grounded, the 787 dreamliner was bound for it had to be sent back to the gate -- bound for tokyo. it had to be sent back to the gate because of the problem with the brakes. on tuesday, a fuel leak caused japan airlines to cancel take off of one of its 787 jets in boston. a day earlier at the same airport, a battery pack caught fire on an empty plain. speaking of the battery incident, boeing said it is cooperating with the relevant safety authorities and before providing more detail, we will give our technical teams the time they need to do a thorough job and ensure we are dealing with facts, not speculation. boeing's stock price fell on the news after years -- and after years of delays, the dreamliner went into operation in late 2011. now some question how safe is the 787. >> it is something the ntsb will
week" is provided by boeing. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. nothing says bipartisan cooperation like ringing in the new year by counting down to a midnight vote to raise taxes. by the time the fiscal cliff drama drew its only temporary conclusion this week, speaker boehner was pledging not to negotiate with president obama, president obama was promising not to negotiate over the debt limit, and vice president biden seemed like the only one left in a good mood. >> public service was never meant to be an easy living. extraordinary challenges demand extraordinary leadership. so if you've come here to see your name in the lights or to pass off a political victory as some accomplishment, you've come to the wrong place. the door is right behind you. >> i think most of our members, and we are never unanimous, but we do have consensus, most of our members know t
stocks lower for a second straight session. adding to the dow's losses, a big drop in boeing shares. we'll have more on that in tonight's "market focus." the dow fell 55 points, the nasdaq lost seven, the s&p was down nearly five points. happening with the new government being there. europe -- in fact, i think it is a surprise for many because it is muddling through, and it will probably continue to muddle through for a while. but it has been muddling through okay. one of the indicators that always use is italy interest rates, and the 10-year bond rates. the beginning of last year, almost 7%. end of last year, 4 and change. and the u.s. -- we have seen some growth in the u.s. last year, and we believe we have, if we avoid to hit the fiscal ceiling, the debt ceiling -- if we avoid that, we have it in our hands, and we can generate positive growth. we are seeing some good indications in the markets that have pretty much the debt here in the u.s. the building and construction market. for four years it has been dead. now suddenly we see it is coming back to life. this will only be coming ba
.9%. yesterday's big loser among industrial stocks was today's winner: boeing. the company was out defending its marquee plane, the dreamliner 787, after three issues in as many days this week. shares rebounded 3.6%. volume doubled. today the chief engineer for the program expressed confidence the 787 is safe. the other big winner in the sector was industrial equipment maker danaher. shares are at an all-time high after the firm raised its financial forecast for the fourth quarter. among the health care stocks rallying was medical device maker stryker. it makes replacement knees and hips. preliminary quarterly results were encouraging after a recent slowdown blamed on weakness in europe. shares moved up to a new 52 week high. u.s. sales had been under pressure as well from insurance companies becoming more conservative in paying for elective replacement surgeries. the fight for clear-wire is on. clear-wire is a wireless broadband technology company. sprint owns half of the company and has offered to buy the rest, but dish network topped sprint's offer, as dish continues moving toward offering it
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